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5 bedroom detached house for sale
South Weirs, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42
Tenure: FreeholdA traditional compact New Forest estate comprising a fine detached house of great character in an unrivalled forestside setting, together with a useful lodge and diverse range of outbuildings.
DRAWING ROOM DINING ROOM SUN ROOM GAMES ROOM/STUDY
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM UTILITY ROOM PANTRY REAR LOBBY RECEPTION HALL OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING DETACHED 2 BEDROOM LODGE, GARAGING/WORKSHOP COMPLEX, STABLES & STORE BARNS, SWIMMING POOL
GARDENS AND GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES (2.4 HECTARES)
Situation Barnfield is located on the edge of the village of Brockenhurst, off the Burley Road in an area known as South Weirs. The open forest is accessed from the property affording miles of countryside for walking and riding. Brockenhurst village centre is easily accessible offering a mainline station with direct access to London/Waterloo (approx 90 minutes) and an extensive range of local shops and restaurants. The manorial village of Beaulieu lies about 7 miles to the east, to the south of which is the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River. About 4 miles south is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, a ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and a Saturday market. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 for access to London.
Description Barnfield has an interesting provenance, having been built in 1939 for the niece of the then Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain at the outbreak of World War II. The lady is reputed to have kept stock on this forestside site, with the current Freezer Room originally serving as a Milking Parlour. The property, built of pale colour washed rendered elevations, incorporates lead light wood effect UPVC double glazed casements with plastic rainwater goods, the whole being surmounted by a steep pitched mellow tiled roof. The original thatched roof was replaced when the property suffered extensive damage some 10 years ago, at which time the current vendors (who have been in residence close on 40 years) carried out a major programme of refurbishment and modernisation.
. The accommodation, that benefits from oil fired heating, extends to approximately 3,743 sq.ft. being arranged in a split level format over a total of four floors with all principal rooms having the benefit of fine views out over the gardens and associated paddockland with the backdrop of mature forestry/woodland. Within the curtilage is a useful detached 2 bedroom lodge (built in 1959) accessed off the principal driveway that would serve a variety of purposes (please refer to the enclosed floor plan), a heated swimming pool and an extensive range of outbuildings in the form of store barns and stabling. In all, a fine combination of a pleasing family home in a lovely forestside setting that affords great privacy and seclusion.
Accommodation in more detail Traditional studded hardwood door, leading to:
Entrance Lobby Exposed stone floor covering incorporating a mat well. Twin obscure glazed double doors opening through to:
Reception Hall A fine galleried stairwell with stairs ascending to raised ground floor, with further stairwell descending to lower ground floor. Access to useful full height Cloaks/Store Cupboard. Twin small pane glazed double doors opening through to:
Sun Room 9'8" x 9'8" (2.95m x 2.95m). Of painted wood and/or aluminium double glazed construction incorporating a tiled floor covering, with double doors opening to the seating terrace and gardens beyond. Door to:
Dining Room 17'8" x 14'3" (5.38m x 4.34m). Feature semi-circular bay to fore providing a delightful outlook over the parkland setting. Television aerial point. Double serving hatchway through to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16'4" x 13'3" (4.98m x 4.04m). Concealed secondary stairwell ascending to raised ground floor. Fitted with a comprehensive range of natural wood store cabinets to both base and high level, with surrounding wood capped worksurfaces incorporating discreet surface downlighting. Integrated appliances comprising a four ring Siemens electric hob under a recirculatory canopy fan, together with a high level Belling double oven. Deep polycarbonate sink with store cupboards under and adjacent plumbing for a domestic dishwasher. Additional high level lead light glazed China display cabinets with areas of open display shelving. Unobstructed breakfast seating area.
Utility Room Single drainer steel sink unit, together with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Access to a deep utility store cupboard, with further access to a fuse store cupboard. Floor mounted Fireburn Olympic oil fired boiler for heating and hot water requirements in the principal house. Telephone point.
Pantry Access to a deep shelved pantry store cupboard incorporating a slate shelf with a tiled floor.
Rear Lobby Panelled stable style door opening to exterior courtyard. Small pane glazed return door to kitchen/breakfast room.
Drawing Room 26'3" x 22'4" (8m x 6.8m). A superb, naturally well lit reception room of generous proportions incorporating a semi-circular seating bay to side affording extensive views out over the parkland. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Feature fireplace set in a deep raised tiled hearth incorporating a multi fuel stove under a projecting canopy, with exposed brick surround. Corresponding shelved display niches to side. Television aerial point. Telephone point. Six wall light points. Twin lead light glazed UPVC doors opening to gardens and seating terrace outside.
Games Room/Study 14'9" x 10'5" (4.5m x 3.18m). Access to a useful deep walk-in store cupboard with a further range of fitted deep store cupboards to one wall. Television aerial point. Lead light glazed UPVC double doors to side opening to approach driveway.
Cloakroom Suite comprised of a low-level WC, together with a vanity unit incorporating a wash hand basin with base store cupboards. Heated chromium towel rail/radiator. Extractor fan.
Cellarage Providing excellent storage with a tiled floor covering.
On the Raised First Floor Access off a stairwell in the reception hall serving:
Landing Further stairwell ascending to first floor. Fitted with an range of deep shelved store cupboards to one wall, with access to a useful walk-in drying room and additional utility store room. Doors to:
Bedroom 1 26'5" x 20'1" (8.05m x 6.12m). A superb principal bedroom located over the drawing room, being fitted with an excellent range of matching part shelved double and single wardrobe cupboards throughout (5 double and 1 single). Knee hole vanity area comprising a range of base store drawers. Feature semi-circular bay to side affording delightful vistas out over the parkland. Television aerial point. Telephone point. Door through to:
En-suite Bathroom 1 Of good dimensions, being fitted with a suite comprised of a panelled bath incorporating a hand held shower, together with a low-level WC and vanity unit comprising a wash hand basin with base store cupboards and overhead fluorescent striplight/shaver point. Separate enclosed tiled shower cubicle with glazed side screens. Tiling to principal areas. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 5 10' x 9'4" (3.05m x 2.84m). Access to two useful areas of eaves storage.
On the First Floor
Landing Access to boarded roof void. Secondary stairwell descending to ground floor. Access to a full height useful walk-in store cupboard.
Bedroom 2 16'2" x 14'10" (4.93m x 4.52m). A superb guest room incorporating a semi-circular bay to fore, again affording delightful vistas out over the parkland. Fitted with a range of part shelved double wardrobe cupboards to one wall, with an adjacent wash hand basin set in a vanity surround with further base store cupboards. Three wall light points. Telephone point. Door to:
En-suite Shower Room Suite comprised of an enclosed shower cubicle with glazed side screens and matching low-level WC.
Bedroom 3 18'4" x 10'11" (5.59m x 3.33m). Fitted with a range of part shelved double wardrobe cupboards to one wall, with a wash hand basin set in a vanity surround with a range of base store cupboards. Wall light point.
Bedroom 4 15'5" x 9'6" (4.7m x 2.9m). Twin lead light small pane glazed double doors opening onto a projecting Balcony overlooking the courtyard. Access to a deep tank cupboard incorporating a pre-lagged hot water cylinder. Telephone point. Television aerial point.
Bathroom 2 Suite comprised of a moulded panelled bath with a separate Mira overhead shower facility, together with a pedestal wash hand basin with an adjacent fluorescent striplight/shaver point and matching low-level WC. Part tiled walls. Extractor fan.
Outside Occupying a fine rolling plateaux site, the property is approached off a gravelled access lane over a rising gated beech lined tarmacadam driveway incorporating a cattle grid with an adjacent pedestrian gate. The driveway continues up past a Detached Lodge (built in 1959) providing 2 bedrooms with a sitting/dining room, kitchen and bathroom, the lodge having it's own area of enclosed stocked garden with store sheds and independent services. The principal driveway provides for areas of unobstructed parking adjacent to the property suitable for a number of vehicles that links with a detached Double Garage Complex of timber clad construction, the whole being surmounted by a fine thatched roof with overhead boarded storage, the complex having power and light connected.
. To the rear, a lobby serves two adjacent useful Workshop/Store Rooms with power and light connected with doors that open to a large enclosed Vegetable Garden, the whole being well maintained with clearly defined boundaries. Linking the garaging complex to the principal house is an Enclosed Courtyard with gated access to the approach drive, the courtyard being paved, on which is situated a further range of Outbuildings in the form of a Freezer Room (former milking parlour) being constructed of rendered brick, attached to which is a useful Garden Cloakroom incorporating a low-level WC with an adjacent Ante Room incorporating a Belfast sink with carved wooden drainer, the whole having a tiled floor covering.
. Accessed off the approach drive is a further range of outbuildings comprising two linked Store Barns of timber construction, being ideal for fodder storage and/or implements, adjacent to which there is a fine run of Four Stables and an adjacent Feed Store Room with power and light connected. Opposite, is a range of open-fronted Store Barns/Field Shelter and a good sized Tack/Implement Store Room.
. The majority of the formal gardens associated with Barnfield are situated to the immediate south and west, affording the property the most delightful aspect, the formal gardens being laid to sweeping tracts of well maintained lawn interspersed with a diverse variety of mature ornamental trees and specimen shrubs including fine banks of mature rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. To the immediate north west of the property, again within the area of formal gardens, is a rose clad Pergola and a number of deep, well stocked herbaceous borders, again providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. Within the lower lawned area, accessed from the property via various flights of stone steps, is a fine Heated Swimming Pool set in a paved surround with a discreetly tucked away further outbuilding incorporating a Plant Room with twin changing rooms.
. Adjacent to the property's principal elevations are extensive areas of paved seating with a fine ornamental wisteria of considerable age, beyond which is a strategically placed part glazed Summerhouse that enjoys fabulous vistas out over the gardens, with the backdrop of the open New Forest. A natural stream subdivides much of the gardens from the areas of associated grazing. In all, the property extends to approximately 6 acres (2.4 hectares).
Tenure & Possession Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion.
Forest Rights We understand that the land associated with the property may benefit from certain Forest Rights that will be outlined within the conveyance.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating. Exterior security lighting. Water is laid on to a number of the outbuildings and paddocks. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
Fixtures & Fittings All items usually denominated as tenants fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
Viewing Strictly by confirmed appointment through John D Wood & Co. (01590) 677233.
Directions From London, proceed south west on the M3/M27. On reaching the New Forest, leave the M27 at Junction 1 (Cadnam) and continue south on the A337 through Lyndhurst to the village of Brockenhurst. On approaching Brockenhurst, continue on past the Balmer Lawn Hotel on the left, taking the first turning on the right into Meerut Road. Continue along Meerut Road, keeping the open forest on one's right, to its natural junction with Rhinefield Road. Turn left at the T-junction into Burley Road and continue along the road, keeping the village centre on one's left. The road ultimately runs out onto the open forest. Turn left off the Burley Road, after approximately ½ mile, following the directional signs to South Weirs.
. The lane is in the ownership of the Forestry Commission, over which the property has right of access at all times for all purposes. Continue along the lane out across the open forest, where the gated access serving Barnfield will be seen at the far end of the lane on the left hand side. Note: The property is not visible in any fashion from the lane, and therefore affords great privacy and seclusion to the occupants.